Jan Stanek

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Jan Stanek
Jan Stanek FRCS

Jan Stanek
BornJan Jiri Stanek
(1948-07-21) 21 July 1948 (age 65)
Prague, Czech Republic
NationalityBritish
OccupationSurgeon, lecturer and broadcaster
Television10 Years Younger, Plastic Fantastic
Website
www.janstanek.com
 
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Jan Stanek
Jan Stanek FRCS

Jan Stanek
BornJan Jiri Stanek
(1948-07-21) 21 July 1948 (age 65)
Prague, Czech Republic
NationalityBritish
OccupationSurgeon, lecturer and broadcaster
Television10 Years Younger, Plastic Fantastic
Website
www.janstanek.com

Jan Stanek (born July 21, 1948) is a British cosmetic surgeon, lecturer and broadcaster. He is a Fellow of the Royal College Of Surgeons, a member of the British Medical Association, the Royal Society of Medicine and The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He has a private practice in central London.[citation needed]

As consultant surgeon he was featured in all six series of Channel 4’s 10 Years Younger. He also appeared in the Channel 5 series Plastic Fantastic. He is the author of several books including Laser Aesthetic Surgery (Galen, Prague, 2000) and 10 Years Younger: Cosmetic Surgery Bible (Transworld, London, 2007).[citation needed]

Early life and career[edit]

Jan Stanek was born in Prague, Czech Republic. He was educated at Prague Industrial-Technical Secondary School before studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree at Oxford University. After graduating in 1972, he went on to study medicine and was awarded his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degrees in 1975. He received an MA from Oxford the following year.

During his early career, he worked as house surgeon at Oxford’s Radcliffe Infirmary and was house physician at the Royal South Hants Hospital in Southampton. In 1977, he was senior house officer in plastic surgery at Churchill Hospital in Oxford, taking up a post as registrar in plastic surgery at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary the following year

He became a member of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 1981, working as a senior registrar in general surgery at London’s Westminster Hospital before entering private practice in 1984.

Through the rest of the 1980s, Dr Stanek worked with several large cosmetic surgery clinics until the demands of his own practice led him to focus solely on private referrals.

Surgery[edit]

Jan Stanek is considered to be one of the leading surgeons in his field.[1] The Daily Express described him as “one of most popular surgeons of his generation”.[2]

Although his practice covers all aspects of cosmetic surgery, including breast augmentation and reduction, abdominoplasty and liposuction, his particular interest lies in facial cosmetic surgery, endoscopic facial surgery and facial rejuvenation.

Among the techniques he uses is the muscle-tightening SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) facelift, which is said to result in minimal scarring.[2] He also performs chemical peels[3] and, in the television series 10 Years Younger, explained the science behind them and was then seen carrying out the procedure.[4]

In 1994, he was the first surgeon in Britain to carry out the extended subperiosteal facelift, which was pioneered by US surgeons.[5] Stanek originally studied the technique in Texas.[5]

Stanek is known for his technique of fixing skin and muscle after eyelid surgery, which apparently cuts recovery time and reduces risk for those who heal slowly.[6]

In 2012, Stanek conducted a study with fellow surgeon Mike Berry into the French-made PIP breast implants. Their report to the Journal of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery revealed that, in an audit of 453 patients, between 16% and 34% of the PIP implants ruptured. This compared to a failure rate of less than 1% in the preferred implants used by the surgeons.[7]

Stanek also suggests there is a definite “window of opportunity” for patients wishing to have a rhinoplasty procedure. “You should perform a rhinoplasty only when the facial bones have stopped growing – normally around 18 in women, and 19 in men. It's a good idea to do it when young because the skin "drapes" better than older skin, readapting itself fast to the changed structure.” For those who become unhappy with their nose later in life, he suggests an upper age limit of 50 for the procedure.[8]

He is sceptical about the use of liposuction for certain areas, warning: “Liposuction to the inner thighs makes very little difference unless there are big lumps of fat and can cause problems as the skin is very thin in that area. If you remove the 'support' you can accelerate the aging process as skin becomes less elastic and is likely to sag.[9]

At his London clinic, clients are also offered body contouring through the non-invasive cellulite reduction and skin-tightening system Exilis, which uses ultrasound with radio-frequency pulses to reduce subcutaneous fat.[10][11]

He is a frequent commentator in the British media on cosmetic surgery issues.[citation needed]

Professional bodies[edit]

Jan Stanek is a Specialist in General Surgery (GMC Specialist list) and has been a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) since 1981. He is certified by The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the European Society for Laser Aesthetic Surgery and the Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons in Great Britain.[citation needed]

He has been a regular speaker at medical conferences since the 1980s.[citation needed]

Other projects[edit]

As well as his work in broadcasting, he has contributed expert testimony to newspapers and magazines including the Evening Standard and The Observer among many others. He also contributed a regular column to the magazine Slim At Home.

He has been featured a number of times in Tatler magazine and was named as one of Britain’s Top 250 Consultants in the Tatler Doctors Guide 2013.[6] In 2011, Tatler described him as “the Simon Cowell of surgeons” adding that “he’s accomplished at some of the trickiest procedures”.[12]

He continues to be an in-demand guest speaker on the subject of cosmetic surgery around the world, attending key events such as New York’s Breast & Body Symposium, the National Congress On Laser Surgery in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the Pacific Conference on Plastic & Dermatological Surgery in Hong Kong. During a Facelift Symposium held by the Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons in Poole, Dorset in October 2009, Jan Stanek gave presentations on a number of topics including Extended SMAS Facelift and Neck Lifting Versus Submental Liposuction.[13]

In 2011, at London's Lazarides Gallery, the artist Jonathan Yeo exhibited paintings inspired by the work of Jan Stanek and fellow surgeon Mike Berry.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jury, Louise (7 December 2011). "Top Surgeon Inspired My Facelift Paintings". Evening Standard. 
  2. ^ a b Jackson, Laura; Streaton, Penny (12 May 2008). "A Cut Above". Daily Express. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Lesley (18 July 2005). "Jan Stanek’s Chemical Peel". Daily Telegraph. 
  4. ^ "Jan Stanek’s Chemical Peel". 10 Years Younger. Youtube. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Wilkes, Angela (11 January 1994). "The Deeper The Cut, The Younger You Look". The Independent. 
  6. ^ a b Hewitson, Jessie, ed. (1 January 2013). "Tatler Doctors Guide 2013 - The Top 250 Consultants". Tatler. 
  7. ^ Templeton, Sarah-Kate; Follain, John (8 January 2012). "Leak Rate Of Faulty Implants Is 1 in 3 In The UK". The Sunday Times. 
  8. ^ Hardy, Leah (19 June 2013). "The Good Age Guide To Cosmetic Surgery". The Daily Mail. 
  9. ^ Estridge, Bonnie (22 July 2003). "Plastic Surgeons Exposed". Evening Standard. 
  10. ^ Bailey, Chris (5 July 2011). "Body Fat Reduction". Fox 26 News. Youtube. 
  11. ^ Dowie, Jeanine (5 July 2011). "Ultrasound Fat Reduction". CBS The Early Show. Youtube. 
  12. ^ Hewitson, Jessie, ed. (1 January 2011). "Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2011". Tatler. 
  13. ^ "Facelift Symposium – Full Agenda". The Association Of Facial Plastic Surgeons. 9 October 2009. 

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